Pulitzer Prize Winners Announced
This is the first time in 35 years that no award was given for fiction writing. No winner was named in editorial writing either.
The Philadelphia Inquirer won the prestigious award for public service for its coverage of school violence. The Inquirer did a seven-part series called “Assault on Learning.” The series showed that violence in city schools is widespread and often times not reported. The newspaper found 30,000 serious incidents in the last five years.
The Associated Press won the award for investigative reporting for its investigation of secret NYPD programs that spied on Muslims.
The New York Times was also a big winner. The newspaper received two awards: one for reporting on Africa and another for an investigative series on tax code provisions.
The Huffington Post and Politico, both online news outlets, won their first Pulitzer Prizes.
The prize for history writing went to Manning Marable for his book "Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention." Marable died before the book was published.
The Associated Press reported the full list of winners. They are:
Public service: The Philadelphia Inquirer
Breaking news reporting: The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News staff
Investigative reporting: Matt Apuzzo, Adam Goldman, Eileen Sullivan and Chris Hawley of The AssociatedPress, and Michael J. Berens and Ken Armstrong of The Seattle Times
Explanatory reporting: David Kocieniewski of The New York Times
Local reporting: Sara Ganim and members of The Patriot-News Staff, Harrisburg, Pa.
National reporting: David Wood of The Huffington Post
International reporting: Jeffrey Gettleman of The New York Times
Feature writing: Eli Sanders of The Stranger, a Seattle weekly
Commentary: Mary Schmich of the Chicago Tribune
Criticism: Wesley Morris of The Boston Globe
Editorial writing: No award
Editorial cartooning: Matt Wuerker of Politico
Breaking news photography: Massoud Hossaini of Agence France-Presse
Feature photography: Craig F. Walker of The Denver Post
ARTS/ LETTERS AND DRAMA
Fiction: No award
Drama: “Water by the Spoonful” by Quiara Alegría Hudes
History: “Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention” by the late Manning Marable (Viking)
Biography: “George F. Kennan: An American Life” by John Lewis Gaddis (The Penguin Press)
Poetry: “Life on Mars” by Tracy K. Smith (Graywolf Press)
General nonfiction: “The Swerve: How the World Became Modern” by Stephen Greenblatt (W.W. Norton and Co.)
Music: “Silent Night: Opera in Two Acts” by Kevin Puts, commissioned and premiered by the Minnesota Opera in Minneapolis on Nov. 12, 2011